This page contains links to sites that provide relevant information about accessible arts practice and community arts development. If you would like your organisation's site to be listed in this section, please email us and we may be able to add you to this page.
This website profile artists and galleries in Canterbury. You need to be a member to be profiled on this site and in its Canterbury Regional Arts Guide (25 per individual or $40 per couple, organisation or gallery).
A membership-based organisation representing the professional interests of New Zealand visual artists.
There are eleven community access radio stations from Southland through to Auckland. They’re making radio by, for and about the communities they serve. As the website for the Association of Community Access Broadcasters states, people are at the centre of the process and there is no editor. Access radio is a great vehicle for you to let the community know about what you’re doing and the great stories you have to tell.
What does cultural well-being mean and why is it so important? Aimed at local government, this site has wider relevance to anyone working in the cultural sector.
DANZ is the national organisation for dance in New Zealand. It promotes participation, works to improve access, provides professional development and advocates for the dance sector. Its website is a great resource for anyone working in dance or interested in dancing.
Working for communities, Exult offers practical resources (free or at low cost) such as workshops, training courses, event management, marketing, networking and fundraising tools.
Its aim is to provide an impartial information and referral system through a network of independent, community-based centres throughout New Zealand. Every year, NZFDIC and its centres respond to more than 150,000 client calls seeking disability information. Its website includes a list of member centres and their contact details.
The National Foundation for the Deaf promotes the interests of more than 700,000 Deaf and hearing impaired New Zealanders, and aims to break down barriers for people with hearing loss.
The foundation’s trust was set up to invest legacies and investments given to it by the public. Trustees meet four times a year to decide how to distribute the money among the many applicants for scholarships, and grants for training and projects. Many of the grants are for Deaf and hearing impaired people but some funding is also available for people who work in hearing-related areas.
Working across portfolios and with government agencies, its work is underpinned by the New Zealand Disability Strategy and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
This site explores views on madness, mental distress and “mental illness”. It features artists and thinkers interviewing themselves about the value they see in their experiences of mental distress, and about what comes out of their minds.
An online community for the New Zealand creative industry featuring art news, arts jobs, and other work and income opportunities.
Wellington City Council launched the Toi Pōneke Hub website in February 2010 - an online portal to arts activity and resources in Wellington.
The national body of state and territory arts and disability organisations working to increase access and participation in the arts for the one in five Australians with a disability.
This is the peak arts and disability organisation for New South Wales. Its key services include arts development, audience development, training and information.